Please complete this application form if you are interested in becoming a Northwestern Medicine volunteer. To be considered, all NM volunteers are required to make a minimum commitment of 6 months of service, excluding those who apply for the summer service period.

Please note: New volunteer onboarding can take anywhere from 3-6 weeks. This is dependent on your availability and urgency to complete the process. Onboarding includes an in-person occupational health appointment (must fulfill current COVID-19 vaccine requirement), background check and volunteer orientation.  

Once you complete the form, click the submit button at the bottom. Someone will contact you within 2 weeks to discuss opportunities.

If you wish to apply for the 2023 summer service period, your application must be submitted between January 1 - April 15, 2023. In order to be considered you must be able to serve for a minimum of 8 weeks. Please indicate your interest in the summer program by checking the box below, AND the timeframe that you will be available for service (i.e., June 10 - August 20, etc.) so we can consider whether you will be able to fulfil the requirement. 

Any field with an asterisk (*) is a required field.

Name and Address

Other Information

Emergency Contact

Please indicate who we should contact in the event of an emergency.


FOR APPLICATION TO BE CONSIDERED, please indicate all days and times you are available to volunteer.


To be considered a 6 month commitment is required.


Email Preferences

The Volunteer Services department regularly keeps volunteers informed of important news and volunteer opportunities via email. While you can opt out of these communications, we strongly encourage you to check all of the boxes below to ensure that you are kept abreast of key information regarding volunteering. Please note your email information will not be shared with anyone outside of Northwestern Medicine.

I Agree

I understand and agree that submitting this application form does not automatically register me as a Northwestern Medicine volunteer, and that there may be certain qualifications I must meet including the acceptance of established volunteer policies and procedures before I may begin volunteering.

By submitting this form, I attest that the information I have provided on the form is true and accurate. Volgistics is a NM affiliated partner used to collect your registration information.